Helen Letchfield, co-founder of Parenting for Professionals Ltd in the UK, which enables companies to support new and existing parents at work through coaching, wrote a great article at TrainingJournal.com about the reasons why women leave the workforce after maternity leave. Here’s a bit of what Helen had to say:
Returning to work after maternity leave is one of the biggest changes a female employee will ever have to make. Yet in many organisations, this life-changing event remains unsupported. Very typically, women returners struggle in silence, not wanting to appear ‘needy’ by asking for help.